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Old 01-22-2006, 02:29 PM   #1
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What do you guys think of these things? Do they lead to any power loss? I personally like the idea of only connecting what cables you need which helps out the airflow since you use what you need. Ultra makes a really nice one.....http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...0&Sku=ULT31851
but I am not too sure about this brand. They also make something very similar to this, which is the x-finity,but isnt modular. So tell me what you think.
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Old 01-22-2006, 03:24 PM   #2
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Well, from my very limited knowledge on general electronics, wouldn't that increase resistance? Because I'm sure the connectors have an increased resistance to that of just a straight wire running. It may not be that much, but I know when it comes to R/C cars you want the least amount of resistance possible or you're going to be smokin' down the straightaways, literally!
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Old 01-22-2006, 03:46 PM   #3
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i kinda see what u mean, I just like the flexibility of using which cables u like...
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That's true. However, on my PSU, I have like 2 cables that I'm not using and they're both 4 pin molexes... Not a big deal to me.
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Old 01-22-2006, 04:40 PM   #5
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Well I may get this PSU or the x-finity... http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...340&CatId=2036
What do you think of the actual power supplies?
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Old 01-22-2006, 08:23 PM   #6
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Raidmax Aurora RX580

A great psu for the price; and reviews are great. Some guy tested this with sli 7800gt, fx-60, 2gb ram...and it was very stable. Only 80$ !!!
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Old 01-22-2006, 08:25 PM   #7
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Its not SLI capable is it? Im looking for one that is and I am kind liking the Ultra ones i listed. They have had good reviews. Anyone else have any input?
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The aren't SLI 'certified' but a few of my friends have 2x7800gt and they work fine...they are definately able to handle SLI even though its not listed as sli certified on tigerdirect. If you check reviews on the net, they all have tested it with SLI and is perfectly fine.
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Old 01-23-2006, 02:58 PM   #9
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anyone else have any input?
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Ultra is a very good brand, they make good power supplies. I was looking at a modular one when my psu went out, but I have so much stuff that I'd have to use all the molex connectors anyway so I decided not to get one and to get a Thermaltake Silent Purepower 480.
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